SACRAMENTO, March 5 (BNA): Anthony Edwards scored 27 points as the Minnesota Timberwolves beat Sacramento 138-134 Saturday night to seal the Kings’ five-game winning streak.
“Dearon Fox was playing out of his mind,” Edwards said. “We were happy to hold him under 30 tonight. He’s still playing great even though he’s four.”
Edwards added eight assists to help Minnesota (34-32) win its third in a row. The Associated Press reported that Mike Conley scored 24 points and made two free throws with 15.7 seconds left to extend the lead to four points.
Jaden McDaniels added 19 points, and Kyle Anderson nearly had a triple-double with 18 points, nine assists, and seven rebounds. Rudy Gobert scored 13 points and 14 rebounds.
“I thought we played great all night,” Timberwolves coach Chris Finch said. “Especially when they tightened it up at the end. We play a lot in the flow. A lot of it was Anthony (Edwards) getting on at the right time.”
Kevin Huerter scored 29 points for Sacramento (37-26). Made six three-pointers. Oakes scored 25 points and seven assists, and Domantas Sabonis had 24 points, 14 rebounds and five assists.
“At the end of the day, no matter how tired we were, we were terrifying defensively, we could get ahead of anyone, but we couldn’t stop anyone,” said Kings forward Trey Lyles.
Timberwolves: Carl Anthony-Towns is out with a left knee injury. Minnesota shot 20 of 39 from 3-point range.
Kings: C Richaun Holmes missed his second straight game due to a non-COVID illness. Sacramento was on 22 of 30 free throws after hitting 26 of 26 in the win over the Los Angeles Clippers Friday night.
Kings: Host New Orleans on Monday night.
Timberwolves: Host Philadelphia on Tuesday night.